There are many dog beaches and parks in Missouri and they vary greatly by region. There are some areas where dogs can be off-leash, but there are also other places where dogs may not be allowed. Some of the more popular dog beaches include Big River Beach, Lake Wappapello State Park, Grand Glaize Beach on the Osage River, and Dogwood Canyon Conservation Area.

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The following is a list of some of the most popular dog beaches located near the largest cities in Missouri. While these are not official dog beaches, they are locations where many people bring their dogs that also have a beach or a beach nearby. Keep in mind that each of these dog beaches will have different rules and some may not allow dogs to be off-leash at all times.

St. Louis

  • Sherman Beach Park
  • Creve Coeur Lake
  • Castor River DD Highway Campground
  • Rockford Beach Park
  • Two Branch Island Beach
  • Broemmelsiek Park

Kansas City

  • Shawnee Mission Dog Park
  • Little Platte Beach


  • Stephens Lake Park
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area
  • Garth Nature Area